Tag Archives: The Duchess of Orléans

Funeral of the Count of Paris in Dreux

  February 2, 2019 at 6:33 pm by

On February 2; it was the funeral Prince Henri, Count of Paris at the royal chapel in Dreux, the official burial site of members of the Orleanist royal family. The Count passed away on 21 January before he was due to attend the memorial mass for Louis XVI of France in Paris. His wife was unable to attend. The countess of Paris was hospitalized earlier this week. His four surviving … Continue reading

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Princess Michael and the Duchess of Orléans Commemorate Diane of Poitiers

  June 17, 2010 at 11:05 am by

On May 29th the remains of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henri II of France, was reinterred at the Chateau d’Anet. The ceremony was attended by the Duchess of France, sister-in-law to the pretender of the French throne, and by princess Michael of Kent. Princess Michael wrote the book ‘The Serpent and the Moon’ about the rivalry between Henri II’s wife Catherine de Medici and his mistress Diane of … Continue reading

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